Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town
Can you believe it? It actually looks like the Sunday shows are willing to let members of the Obama administration speak for themselves instead of having a bunch of Republicans on to say what's wrong with the Obama administration. Make no mistake, we still have to deal with the complete clod-headedness of Rep. Eric Cantor on This Week and that neo-Nazi-loving John Kyl on Fox News Sunday. And with David Gregory cheerfully serving up GOP talking points on Meet the Press, guest Robert Gates needs no Republican counterpoint. Still, this is a much more positive line up than I've seen in a long time:
ABC's "This Week" - Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag; House Republican Whip Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va.
CBS' "Face the Nation" - White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Andrea Mitchell, David Ignatius, Steve Inskeep and Helene Cooper. Topics: What will happen after the US leaves Iraq? Can we win in Afghanistan? What does President Obama think the signs of economic growth will be? Meter Questions: Can Obama get Americans to focus on his long term goals instead of the economic crisis? YES: 6 NO: 6; Is there a bipartisan consensus that the Iraq war is over? YES: 8 No: 4
CNN's "State of the Union" - Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - What is the difference between fundamental Islam and radical Islam? Four experts argue over whether there's a distinction between those who want Islamic law and those who want to kill us. Also, the prime minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, says we'll never defeat the insurgency in Afghanistan. Finally, The Financial Times' Martin Wolf paints a frightening picture of how bad the economic downturn really is
"Fox News Sunday" - Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen; Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
So what's catching your eye this morning?